To make the most of the limited resources we have at home, the bedroom is the obvious choice for coziness. While some individuals may simply use their bedrooms as a “place to crash” after a long day at work, school, or a night out on the town, for the vast majority of us, our bedrooms serve as a peaceful retreat where we can unwind, relax, and refuel after a long day. There is probably something in this gallery of warm and inviting bedroom designs that will work for you, whether you want to add coziness to a large master bedroom or make the most of a small space.
Gallery for 51 Cozy Bedrooms With How-To Tips and Inspiration
Make more of window dressings. Having a bedroom with a small window doesn’t mean that you can’t live it large with pooled drapes, gathered voiles, or window blinds that go the entire width of your window wall. The expanded window treatment will warm the wall both visually and physically. Then, pull them closed on the world and snuggle up. Hang a pendant light low over the window to create extra interest and reading light – caged pendant lights work great in industrial style setups like this one. | Visualizer: Arq 2 Design.
Add a cozy bedroom chair, like this beautiful swing chair by the window where you could while away the hours. A set of globe string lights have also been strung from the wooden rafters for magical effect come nightfall. | Photographer: Marzena Marideko.
Love your lighting. Even the simplest of spaces can be made cozy with the right lights. Try hanging pretty pendant lights or lantern shades in clusters to create a larger feature. Add glowy table lamps and floor lamps, and incorporate reflective surfaces into your decor to double the effect. When creating your lighting layout, think relaxation and romance. | Visualizer: Alesya Kasianenko.
Make a feature of cozy nooks and recesses. Light up little architectural features like the book nook behind the headboard of this bed. An LED strip makes a glow inside the recess, inviting you to come pick a title from the library. Also note how the bedroom pendant lights have been hung in a cluster on this side of the room to prevent stiff symmetry. | Visualizer: he.D Creative Group.
Use softer storage solutions. Matching storage bags have been used as a casual storage solution for extra bed throws, art supplies and magazines too. The lack of hard furniture in this artist’s bedroom makes for a soft and relaxed feel, where you can quickly pull out the paint brushes and a canvas to let creativity take flight. | Photographer: Kuba Szopka.
Turn up the texture and pile on the layers. An all white bedroom might not be first choice as a cozy colour scheme, but ‘cozy’ is more of a feeling than a design aesthetic. Coziness can be created with use of texture and layering: Deep marshmallowy pillows and woollen throws look even softer when contrasting against this upcycled scaffold plank headboard, rough brickwork wall and heavy metal floor lamps. | Photographer: Paulina Arcklin.
Add in earth tones. The neutral fabric and wood tone touches inside this nomadic style bedroom create a wonderfully warm and earthy look. Styling should be casual and unkempt to properly achieve this laid back look – and to make it a place you can flop with a great book and a steaming hot coffee without worrying about ruffling the sheets. | Photographer: Paulina Arcklin.
Build a nest in the treetops. If your room has high ceilings and high windows, consider building a raised platform to put your bed up by the view of the swaying treetops – or overlooking a twinkling city skyline. This platform also makes space for a little reading spot to take advantage of the natural light at the windows. | Visualizer: Filip Sapojnicov.